Alg meeting at Cherrywood coffeehouse April 28;Open Discussion and ALG Revival

2011-04-28 19:00
2011-04-28 21:00

Austin Linux Group has new meeting place.

Thursday, April 28, from 7-9pm we will have the Austin Linux Group meeting at
Cherrywood coffeehouse off 1400 E. 38th 1/2 St
. It is not far from this bus stop.

We will discuss GNU/Linux and assess the capabilities of the coffee shop as a meeting place.

Here is how our new President describes this meeting:

Greetings Austin Linux Group,

Since being elected almost a month ago, I along with other members,
have been working on finding a new meeting place for our meetings.
After tossing a few ideas around and talking with people, we have been
able to find the Cherrywood coffee house off 38 ½ street (map below).
Hopefully this will work out and we'll be able to call Cherrywood
“home” for our meetings on Thursday nights. Cherrywood has a meeting
room off to one side that works out great for meetings and
presentations. We're still trying to find out if they have a
projector or not (and if not, we're working on ways to procure one for
meetings).


Meeting Location (same as on our website)

Time
Start: 7 PM
End: 9 PM

Agenda
The meeting itself will be fairly informal and casual. It will be a
time to talk Linux and do a “show and tell” where anyone can show or
talk about anything Linux and/or Open Source. If you have a laptop or
tablet, please feel free to bring it as there are plenty of outlets
and I can even bring a surge protector just in case!

This meeting will also be a revival meeting for the Austin Linux
Group. The group has always had a very good mix of people from all
areas of computers—from the home end user looking to get movies
playing to people deploying Linux in high end servers. In the last
few years, meetings have become stagnant and attendance has become
fairly low. I myself have come to more than one meeting in which
there were only 2-3 people.

Now is the time to change that! For starters, I'd like to get a view
of sorts on what Linux distributions people are using and how they're
using Linux to accomplish their tasks. I'd like to also find out what
topics people are interested in and how we as a group can help them.
Personally I am interested in more of the programming and system
administration of Linux as well as video editing and would be able to
make a presentation or two at some point. But what do you want to
see? What are you interested in?

No topic is too simple or too complex. Odds are if you're having a
problem with it or are confused about something, someone else has been
as well.

Lastly, as part of the revival of ALG, let's talk marketing! Again,
it'll be an open discussion where anyone can throw out ideas or
suggestions.

Thank you and I hope to see you there Thursday!
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